We are a podcast about global health and human rights. And right now, we are asking the tough questions about what a world with #COVID19 looks like. Rapid, mass global #vaccination programs are needed - something never achieved in #globalpublichealth before. But who will be left behind? #Pandemics have upended #globalsecurity priorities and turned our lives upside down. What does this mean for #humanrights? What are the implications for epidemics, like, #HIV, #TB and #Malaria, that we have not yet eliminated? A Shot in the Arm Podcast is produced by NewsDoc Media and Hunuvat Global, and we explore these and other pressing questions, with scientists and advocates from around the world making the tough decisions right now.
Sisters are Creating Content for Themselves
Southern African women are leading the digital media revolution for social change across the continent - from a celebrity, to an activist and a non profit leader. Stef Ndolvu (host of the Ndolvus Uncut), Yvette Raphael (podcast regular and Executive Director of Advocacy for Prevention of HIV and AIDS (APHA)) and Wame Jallow, the new head of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, share their stories with Ben, and how advances in digital and social media can reach communities other media can’t!
#trust #digital #social #media #socialchange #health #wellness #youth #sexualreproductivehealth #HIV #familyplanning #mentalhealth
“Make We Talk” - Hopes and Dreams for Nigeria’s Young Women
In a feature-length episode, Y-Isha Raphael meets three young women from Lagos, Nigeria who reflect on their hopes and dreams - and how society’s social norms help - and hinder - them in achieving their goals. They explore everything from HIV to family planning, careers - and whether, when they have teenage kids of their own, they will be allowed to have cell phones and use social media!
Joining Y-Isha are
Adeola Ajetunmobi, Secretary of Association of Positive Duties Nigeria
Hassana Ireti Adams, Lagos State Coordinator for NAMFTA
Latin Abiodun Adams, Peer Educator
This episode is produced by Emmanuel Uduma, Erik Espera and Ben Plumley in association with The Global Listening Project, The MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Frontline AIDS.
#societalpreparedness #publichealth #HIV #COVID-19 #humanrights #familyplanning #socialmedia #gendernorms
Learnings from NYC’s COVID Experience
New Yorkers experienced one of the earliest & most deadly urban outbreaks of COVID-19. How did the city cope and what learnings can we take to help societies prepare for future crises? Ben explores these, the Mpox outbreak and other questions with Professor Heidi Larson, Co-founder of the Global Listening Project, and Dr Ashwin Vasan, Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Health.
Video version on Youtube:
#COVID-19 #mpox #HIV #preparedness #publichealth #ppr #societalpreparedness
What’s the Future of the AIDS Response Without Affected Communities?
Recently-appointed new Executive Director of Frontline AIDS, Robin Gorna, and Cindy Kelemi, Executive Director of Bonela (Botswana Network on Ethics, Law & HIV/AIDS) meet up with Ben in New York to discuss the future of the global AIDS response, and the pressure on community based organizations to do more on the frontlines - with less resources.
#HIV #AIDS #communitybasedorganizations #CBOs #endingAIDS #humanrights #accesstohealthcare
Is the UN Excluding Communities?
Ben got together recently at the UN with the representatives of Frontline AIDS’ community-based organization partners from Cambodia, Ukraine and Namibia to get a grip on why civil society groups are increasingly being excluded from international negotiations and high- level meetings, what we all need to do to rectify this situation - and how Frontline AIDS partners continue to be at the sharp end of innovation and care for people affected by HIV.
Ben’s guests are
Choub Sok Chamreun Executive Director KHANA, Cambodia
Zahed Islam, Director Supply Management Alliance for Public Health, Ukraine
Dr. Ntombi Muchuchuti, Executive Director, ARASA, Namibia
#UNGA #Communitybasedorganisations #CBOs #civilsociety #highlevelsessions #pandemicspreparedness #tuberculosis #universalhealthcoverage #cambodia #ukraine #namibia
The New Season of Triple Threats
Have you had your seasonal flu vaccine? What about your updated COVID vaccine, or the new RSV vaccine? Ben chats with James Mansi from Moderna and Podcast regular, Yvette Raphael about the opportunities - and challenges - of protecting people with seasonal vaccines and building trust in the science behind those vaccines.
James Mansi, Vice President, Medical Affairs USA, Moderna
Yvette Raphael, Executive Director, Advocates for the Prevention of HIV in Africa (APHA)
For more information:
Watch Yvette’s South African PSA on COVID vaccinations
#tripledemic2023 #influenza #COVID #RSV #seasonalvaccine #trust #protection #mRNA #science #communities
Great show: shot in the arm
Enjoy hearing the most current topics in public health presented with a curious inquisitive mind. Ben Plumley is a dazzling host